Cancer researcher to receive $50,000 “Hope on Wheels” grant

Natalie Kamberos, a hematology, oncology, and immunology fellow at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, will be presented with a $50,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant on Wednesday, June 29.

The grant will be presented during a Hyundai “Hope on Wheels” handprint event at 10 a.m. in the main floor atrium of the John Pappajohn Pavilion at UI Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Patients from UI Children’s Hospital will use colorful paint to place their handprints on a Hyundai Santa Fe to commemorate their battles with cancer.

Kamberos is receiving the grant for her work on novel treatments of childhood lymphomas and leukemias.

“Hope on Wheels” plans to present the research grants at 50 children’s hospitals nationwide, with grant recipients—known as “Hyundai Scholars”—receiving a combined total of $2.7 million. Each of the grants will go toward funding new pediatric cancer research projects.